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Andrew Lang: The Finest Liar in the World

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Fantasy

Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang was also a prolific author of fiction works; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio (1889) and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts. Andrew Lang was great friends with Robert Louis Stevenson and H. Rider Haggard, with whom he wrote The World's Desire (1890). Preferring romance over realism, he admired their works as well as those of Alexandre Dumas Père, Henry Fielding, William Makepeace Thackeray, fellow Scot Robert Burns and many others.

Once upon a time, there was a man who lived near a forest with a son. One day an old man sent his son to a miller to get some ground corn. He went for a long time and finally he found the miller. The miller told him a story about his apiary. Every day he went around bee-gardens and counted bees in beehives. One day he counted his bees and discovered that the best one was missing. The miller aimed to find the bee at any cost… What happened next? Read the story to know!

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